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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    I really do think that a lot of us are looking at this from the wrong perspective. Whether about the scene or ourselves. High end PC gaming isn't about being sensible. It's about gaming with the least compromise. Low end will always be about gaming with the most compromise. And of course mid...
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro

    Aside from a couple of issues that are my own damn fault. I've experienced and recovered from two boot loops from the 7 Pro. On my pixel 6 in the same situation the problem app would just freeze but still allow me to close it.
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    Going by those parameters, you just need proper keyboard and mouse support for all consoles. I feel you there. But as long as hardcore flight simulators or esoteric management and tactics games are being produced. The PC gaming market will be fine. Am I incredibly bitter about all the money I...
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    In a perfect world where I could afford to embody the phrase "having more money than sense". I would have lots of stock in AMD and still buy Nvidia products. That said. I've always thought of the $2,500 to $3,000 tier as the high end for building it yourself. Any higher prices would cover...
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    RTX3070TI vs 6900XT

    Seems to me that AMD is in a better position than Nvidia since Sony, Microsoft and Valve rely on their parts at the moment. I like Ray tracing and I am glad that it's going to stick around but for the time being. AMD is the unmovable object obstructing Nvidia's unstoppable force of innovation...
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    RTX3070TI vs 6900XT

    I mean, that has been the case since the 2080 launched, and why dlss really exists. I'm right there with you about enjoying the effect though. I've always used Nvidia cards because I fall for proprietary shit like that all the time. In that regard it's a pretty simple equation for picking out...
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro

    So far so good with the 7 Pro. The pixel series are the only premium phones that I have owned, I don't know what to compare it to. I like that the screen is bigger and slightly higher resolution than the six that I was using previously and the speaker is a little louder. However neither are...
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    Crysis Remastered Trilogy

    The only thing that I don't like about the remasters is that I can't cheat as easily as I could in the original release. Used to be that I could just change some numbers in an .ini and I would run faster and heal quicker.
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro

    From my experience it wouldn't surprise me if an engineer at Google flips a coin every update to decide if this next update will destroy battery life.
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    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    This is stupid and dumb for all of the previously stated reasons. And also I'm not buying what they're selling because they don't sell what I want to buy. The same groups that they should be able to sell anything to anyone who get their political money from people who think that people like me...
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    Are you camping out / lining up for an RTX 4080?

    It is and it isn't. That's kind of the point. The closest comparison that I can think of for the consumer GPU market is the bloodbath that has been happening for the past decade in the consumer digital imaging space.
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro

    Bit that bullet. Trading my 4a. It's not even the good one.
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    Are you camping out / lining up for an RTX 4080?

    That may have been true in years past. I'm getting the feeling that he also wants to get out of the consumer GPU market. It seems like we're watching a slow motion death spiral.
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    Are you camping out / lining up for an RTX 4080?

    I already ripped myself off by getting a 12GB 3080. Which at the time I bought it was the same price as these 4080's. I'm not doing that again any time soon.
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    Control 2

    I do wish that Control got more psychedelic as it got weirder, but I love Remedy when they try to get weird. I hope that history won't repeat itself for Control 2. Originally I borrowed a copy of Control from my roommate on the PS4 and it ran like garbage, so I decided to play it on my PC...
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    Yet another 'help me upgrade my desktop' post - GTX 970 build

    Honestly as long as it has more than 4GB of VRAM the biggest question you should ask is how much should I spend?
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    New CPU installed and PC now lags

    If you are trying to avoid a windows reinstall, which you should absolutely do. A band aid for windows being funky is to simply add a new hard drive/SSD into your system.
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    Is It Worth Upgrading My GPU At This Point?

    That will probably depend more on your eyesight, and desk setup. I'm near sighted and my setup is suboptimal so 1440p at 150-170x scaling Is where I am at to reduce eye strain.
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    Is It Worth Upgrading My GPU At This Point?

    That system is a bit long in the tooth. You should get a 6700 and a z-170 board so you can reuse your current RAM. Plus you'll get optane support. Seriously though pretty much everything is an upgrade at this point. Get the new video card. If it doesn't yield the results you were expecting, at...
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    Smoke and hit markers

    I don't know about the first picture. The new one looks like a driver or unoptimized portion of the level.
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    RTX 4090 on my system: Possible?

    Historically CoD has been more geared towards running on the most systems rather than the eye-candy.
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    5800X3D Desktop Replacement

    As configured this seems excessive. I would think that sticking with a 5600-5900 And just getting a pair of noise cancelling headphones. Because that thing must sound like a helicopter.
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    Software to monitor PCI-E bandwidth usage

    Possibly. I was running a 2070s at PCIE 1.0 speeds because of ignorance and straight up lane shenanigans. Being honest with myself, I never noticed a difference until I ran the steam survey and it reported the GPU to be running at PCIE 1. So stop me if you have heard this before, it really...
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    Did I Degrade or Destroy my 5950x? Now with a response from Asus on page 2!

    I had figured that 25k in CB23 was like a baseline for the 5950x. Mine hovers around that when I don't mess with PBO.
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    Portal with RTX

    That's a program that I hope doesn't get released... officially
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I'm starting to have visions of a 4050 that performs like a 2070 for the low low price of $599.
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    Upgrading from 3700X - 5700X or 5800X?

    All three... four if you count the 5800x3d are 8 core 16 threaded CPU's so the way I see this scenario. On order for it to be a perceptible upgrade at reasonable prices there's only two choices. The 5800x and the 5900x. If 5700x was on the market when I had to replace my 3700x I would have...
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    Upgrading from 3700X - 5700X or 5800X?

    I essentially had this upgrade path this past year when I bent the pins on my 3700x during a motherboard transfer. Overclocking notwithstanding, the 5800x is a noticeable upgrade at stock speeds. However. The 5900x is now at the same price that the 5800x was when I panic bought it last spring...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Actually. Yeah I 'd settle for a card that targets actual 1440p and RT.
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    Nvidia 3090Ti FE $1099.99 at Best Buy

    It's back up
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I thought that was the og Xbox turning on.
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    5800x3D - How can it be tamed?

    This thread is making me want to install UT04 and benchmark the software renderer.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    That still looks like a rushed render
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    Digitaltrends Top 6 Nvidia Cards of All Time List. Agree or disagree?

    It looks like the article is using one card for an entire line-up because it references the 980ti and 1080ti interchangeably. Of course that makes the exclusion of the 8800gt even more confusing because I thought that card was effectively the basis for the gtx 200 line-up.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    I've noticed some weird stuff with the camera if the phone gets too hot. There's also some images that straight up screw with my phone even though I took them.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    I still need to reactivate my fingerprint sensor. A few weeks back I managed to catch my pixel in the car door while closing it. Not that it matters.
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    Rumor: Google Stadia May Be Getting Shut Down

    Since we're talking about magic. Couldn't that service be observing other play sessions in semi real-time and basing the predictions off that? That way it would only need to do 397 instances... Also time travel.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    There's really only one thing that I am curious about. Does the 6a still have the so smooth that it's slick back? Because it is just unwise to use the regular 6 without a case, unless you want the phone to eject itself from any surface you place on it.
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    What to do with 40C/80T?

    Two words Quake World
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    I still haven't figured out how to turn off 5g with out turning the battery saver on. That's more of an android 12 frustration than hardware.
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